Judge Bassler has presided over, ruled on, and been involved with numerous business commercial disputes including: 
  • Arbitrated UCC claim against bank for unauthorized withdrawal of $9 million from claimant's account
  • Breach of contract case between a franchisee and its oil supplier
  • Breach of contract dispute brought against a produce company by a technology firm concerning equipment sublease, recovery of rent and damages, and return of equipment
  • Case addressing issue whether drawer bank lacks standing to assert claims for conversion, warranty, and negligence against depository bank
  • Case collaterally challenging default judgment entered in trademark infringement suit involving a major lingerie company's catalogue
  • Case involving a civil RICO action and secured injunction between two packaging technology companies that prevented one party from transferring or dissipating assets during pendency of litigation
  • Case raising questions of whether judgment creditors could recover full pre-judgment interest under New Jersey law and whether they could recover post-judgment interest under federal law
  • Claim of $4.5 million brought for failure to pay balance of purchase price on sale of business and failure to pay on promissory note and breach of employment agreement
  • Class action claim brought under federal securities laws for damages resulting from market timing and late trading in addition to second action brought by derivative stockholders for excessive fees
  • Consolidated securities fraud class action claim where investors in stock of a Canadian accounting firm brought suit against company's officers and directors based on the company's filing of misleading financial statements
  • Contingent fee contract dispute between energy cost consultant and chemicals organization
  • Contract dispute that arose out of a contested mortgage foreclosure action involving a high-profile bank
  • Declaratory action in which tenant and assignor of ten-year commercial lease brought suit against packaging supply corporation which had purchased assets of assignee under foreclosure sale
  • Declaratory judgment action whether non-bankrupt plaintiffs can be held liable for asbestos-related claims brought against debtor under theories of successor liability or "alter ego"
  • Dispute among a school bus company and its competitor regarding an action to enforce non-competition agreements and enjoin sellers and former executives employed by sellers' competing company
  • Dispute as to whether foreclosure sale under Uniform Commercial Code precluded claim that purchasing corporation was liable as successor to assignee and that purchasing corporation had engaged in de facto merger with assignee or was its continuation rendering it liable for assignee's debts
  • Dispute as to whether plaintiffs in action against bank could, under business records exception to hearsay rule, admit into evidence reports prepared by an outside bank hired by the defendant bank
  • Dispute between the owner of an apartment complex and the manufacturers and sellers of allegedly defective pipes
  • Dispute centering around a heavyweight title bout in which boxing promoter who withheld professional boxer's purse moved to bring interpleader action to resolve disputed claims to purse
  • Dispute whether Title VII action by former employee was subject to compulsory arbitration
  • False advertising claims brought by one pharmaceutical company against another alleging violations of Lanham Act and New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act
  • Pre-trial dispute whether party waived attorney-client privilege
  • Preliminary injunction action by manufacturer against competitor for violation of Lanham Trade Mark Act and New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act
  • SEC civil suit brought against four individuals for alleged violations of the Securities Exchange Act